God of all-redeeming grace
God of all-redeeming grace. Charles Wesley* (1707-1788).
This was hymn CXXXIX in Hymns on the Lord’s Supper (1745), the book in which John Wesley* produced an abridgement of Daniel Brevint’s The Christian Sacrament and Sacrifice (1673). In 1745 it appeared in the section entitled ‘The Sacrament a Pledge of Heaven’. The text in 1745 was as follows:
God of all-redeeming Grace, By thy pard’ning Love compell’d Up toThee our Souls we raise, Up to Thee our Bodies yield.
Thou our Sacrifice receive, Acceptable thro’ thy Son, While to Thee alone we live, While we die to Thee alone.
Just it is, and Good, and Right, That we should be wholly Thine, In thy only Will delight, In thy blessed Service...
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